MOOC for INF3272
A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is an open access online course designed to accommodate an unlimited number of students that uses the web to access and interact with the course.
A MOOC is typically made up of video lectures, transcripts, slide stacks, auxiliary reading materials, assignment, tests, and user forums. Because a MOOC are designed to accommodate an unlimited number of students, scaleablity is very important. Automated grading and scoring is possible with some tests (in particular multiple choice and single answer tests), but for more complex tests (e.g. essays, designs, usability and other evaluations) more sophisticated methods such as very strict peer review guidelines, machine-based Automated Essay Scoring (AES), human-based Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is emplyed to score and provide feedback on assignments. In addition to various strategies for tests and feedback on assignments, a MOOC is expected to provide an online community for more free-form interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants.
The course INF5272 (Information architecture and content management) is suggested as experimental project for designing a MOOC where the research questions are to focus on providing scalable evaluation and feedback. Depending on the number of students that sign up for doing their master thesis with this project, several automated and semi-automated evaluation and feedback method will be implemented, compared and contasted.
To motivate students to perform peer review and evaluation, some gamification should also be integrated in the platform.
Students that work on this project shall use Drupal as the platform for implementation. Drupal is well suited for the content management part of a MOOC, and also as a Quiz module that supports automated grading of multiple choice and single answer tests.
This project will start in January 2017. Design and implementation will be integrated with INF5272 in the Spring semester of 2017. The project should be undertaken with 2 or more students working together. If you want to do this, you need to be available to do the design and implementation in the 2017 spring semester.